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It's another sign of spring -- the opening games of the baseball season. We'll talk about science and medicine as they relate to America's pastime.
Ira and guests talk about the physics and materials science that go into one of the symbols of summer -- the baseball bat.
The new Yankee Stadium has been accused of being too home-run happy. We'll take a look at the physics of the ballpark, and the combination of engineering factors that help shape the play of America's pastime.
We use our hands to play flamenco guitar, crochet a sweater and grip a baseball bat...but how did we get such great dexterity? In this segment of Science Friday, guest host Joe Palca takes a look at how humans came up with such a great hand.
New research sifts through the statistics of the disabled list in Major League Baseball.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.